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Infinity Ward reveal how they’re dealing with Warzone cheaters

Published: 31/Mar/2020 22:18

by Albert Petrosyan

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare developers Infinity Ward and publishers Activision have unveiled their anti-cheating measures for Warzone battle royale, in response to growing frustration from players in regards to the rampant hacking.

Warzone has been all the rage in the Call of Duty community, but despite its instant success, the game has not been without its fair share of faults.

One of the biggest issues plaguing the BR has been cheating, and it didn’t take long for the player-base to voice its collective concerns regarding the seemingly unchecked growth of people using hacks.

Infinity WardHacking is a serious issue in CoD: Warzone, and it’s costing a lot of fair players victories.

The most common cheats are aimbot, which allows one to lock their aim at a target and not miss shots, and wallhacks, giving players the ability to track enemies through obstacles and buildings.

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On March 31, Activision and Infinity Ward put out a blog post detailing the steps they’re taking to deal with hackers.

In addition, they revealed that more than 50,000 accounts have already been permanently banned worldwide through the game’s first three weeks of existence.

Infinity WardWarzone cheats include aimbot, wall-hacks, and more, all of which grant huge advantages.

As far as the anti-cheating measures go, Infinity Ward say they have security teams monitoring 24/7 to “investigate data and identify potential infractions.” Their teams review aimbots, wallhacks, and other “all possible cheats and hacks.”

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Notifying IW of cheaters is an important aspect of dealing with this issue, so the devs say they’re working on improving the in-game reporting system, and that plans are underway to “streamline the UI for a more seamless reporting experience.”

All of the reports they receive are analyzed and, once their investigations are complete, they “continue to work as quickly as possible to ban.”

Infinity WardAlready 50,000 cheaters have been permanently banned in Warzone.

In addition, IW and Activision promise to “provide a regular count on the latest number of bans issued,” so the community could be kept up-to-date on how many get handed out.

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This news came on what was a very busy day for the folks running the world of Call of Duty. Earlier on March 31, the remastered version of Modern Warfare 2’s iconic campaign was released as a surprise.

Many fans of the game were not pleased to see that the multiplayer component was not remastered, a decision which Activision explained in a follow-up blog post, in which they also detailed some of their plans to integrate some MW2 maps into the current Modern Warfare title.

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Because of Sony’s exclusivity agreement with Activision, the campaign is available only for PS4 for the next 30 days, after which it will also be released for Xbox One and PC.

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Weird Warzone glitch forces players into hearing never-ending rock music

Published: 13/Oct/2020 12:35

by James Busby

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Warzone players have been rocking out to the game’s new vehicle music as they drive through the frozen fields of Verdansk. However, for some, these catchy tunes never end.

There’s no denying that Warzone Season 6 has had its fair share of problems. Aside from the train station teething problems and return of the ‘demon gun’ texture glitch, there have been some new additions to the seemingly ever-growing bugfix list.

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So far, Activision has had to fix an overpowered bug that allowed the AS VAL to shoot through unlimited walls, a game-breaking unlimited Stim glitch, and now Modern Warfare fans are reporting a rock and roll related problem. 

While Warzone’s new music tracks certainly liven up your drive time commutes across Verdansk, they can also pose a risk to your game-winning plays. This is particularly true when the music in question doesn’t actually stop. The continuous blare of heavy rock certainly gets us pumped in games like DOOM, but it really doesn’t help in FPS titles like Warzone where you need to hear enemy footsteps. 

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What is the Warzone music glitch? 

The addition of playable vehicle music certainly isn’t a new feature in Warzone – in fact, players have been able to equip certain CoD related tracks since Season 5. However, music fans can now listen to their favorite tracks from the likes of DMX, Skrillex, Jack Harlow, and iconic themes from across the Call of Duty series. 

Unfortunately, these tunes have caused a rather interesting and mildly infuriating glitch. The bug seems to happen when you or any of your squadmates have any of the game’s War Tracks equipped and enter a vehicle. While this bug may not be that bad when listening to the game’s quieter tracks, things can get incredibly frustrating when the heavy metal Juggernaut theme plays on a loop.

You may be tempted to blow up your vehicle or drive it off the nearest cliff edge, but even this won’t stop the never-ending audio. Some players have reported that they still hear vehicle music, even when they have the audio option turned off in the game’s settings. “The rock music won’t stop, even after getting out of the vehicle. To top it off, my teammate and I had already turned the audio off before the game,” says one frustrated player

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“After it just wouldn’t stop and we couldn’t hear A THING, we even destroyed the vehicle in hopes it would quiet down. Ultimately, we just disconnected when we couldn’t take it anymore.” Some Warzone players have even reported that they managed to get to the final ring with the same heavy rock track blaring down their earphones. 

How to fix the Warzone vehicle music glitch

Modern Warfare Juggernaut
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It seems the Juggernaut War Track is the most common offender.

Fortunately, some crafty players have discovered that you can fix this pesky audio issue by selecting the Black Ops music pack from the War Tracks menu. Meanwhile, if you encounter the problem mid-game, simply enter another vehicle in the hopes that it fixes the never-ending audio loop. 

There have even been reports that constantly getting in and out of the offending vehicle will eventually fix the issue. Of course, your experience may vary and some of these fixes may not work. Warzone Season 6 certainly seems to be off to a rocky start and it looks like we’ll just have to wait until Activision officially fixes this audio issue in a future patch. 

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